In a ruling made on July 8, the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany found Motorola to infringe on a patent held by German engineering firm LPKF in regards to the antenna design used in the Moto X and Moto G smartphones.
The ruling requires that Motorola not only pay compensation to LPKF, but also recall all devices sold in Germany that are guilty of the patent infringement.
Motorola, now a subsidiary of Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, was acquired from Google for $2.91 billion at the beginning of the year. The infringing Moto X and Moto G devices were outed during Google's brief ownership of the company.
It's unknown whether LPKF will pursue patent infringement in other countries where the Motorola devices are sold, while it's likely Motorola will seek to appeal the ruling in Germany.
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